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A Color View of Darling Dione

24 Dec 2012, 21:49 UTC
A Color View of Darling Dione
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Color-composite of Dione made from raw Cassini images acquired on Dec. 23, 2012. (NASA/JPL/SSI. Composite by J. Major.)Although made mostly of ice and rock, Saturn’s moon Dione (pronounced dee-oh-nee) does have some color to it, as seen in this color-composite made from raw images acquired by Cassini on December 23.700 miles (1120 km) wide, Dione is covered pole-to-pole in craters and crisscrossed by long, bright regions of “wispy line” terrain — the reflective faces of sheer ice cliffs and scarps that are too steep for darker material drifting in from Saturn’s E ring to remain upon.(...)Read the rest of A Color View of Darling Dione (175 words)© Jason Major for Universe Today, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Cassini, color, craters, dione, Moon, Saturn, Solar System Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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